The Department of Accounting & Finance has an elite and involved group of professionals on its Accounting Advisory Board. The board is composed of a diverse membership representing the full spectrum of accounting practice including national and regional public accounting firms, corporate organizations, and nonprofit institutions. Its contributions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing insight into industry trends and the changing demands required to be successful in the accounting profession.
  • Advising that is critical to curriculum development for our Master of Accounting and BS in Accounting programs.
  • Funding for scholarship support.
  • Engaging with students at social events and in classrooms.

In addition, board members often provide highly desired internships and job opportunities for our students.

Current Members

* UAB alumni

Mike Baker* Managing Partner Dent Moses, LLP Chair Elect
Brian Barksdale Partner Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
Casey Bartok Partner KPMG
Chris Blake* Assistant Treasurer Alabama Power Company
Sally Bradley* Manager Kassouf & Co.
Crissy Carlisle Chief Investor Relations Officer EncompassHealth Corporation
Trey Cummings* Owner Omega Realty Group
James Eastman Sr. VP -B usiness Unit Controller Regions Bank
Al Ellison, Jr.* Partner Eillison & Ellison, P.C.
Iris Fisher Manager of Accounting Birmingham Water Works Board
Andy Hollis* Assistant VP - Budget & Reporting UAB
Shufen Hsu* Associate Director of Tax Compliance Encompass Health Corp.
Jim Huntsinger* Director of Internal Audit O'Neal Industries
Ryan Johnston* Tax Manager Ernst & Young LLP
Jeff Krogsgard VP, Controller Brasfield & Gorrie
Sean Lay* Tax Director Deloitte
Kathy Love* Executive Director Alabama Surface Mining Commission
Brooke Nelson* Tax Manager RSM US
Keith O'Neal* External Reporting Manager BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama
Michael Patterson* Sr. VP/Chief BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama
Carol Phillips* Legal Officer/CAO Member Warren Averett
David Randall* Sr. VP Strategy and Business Development UAB Health Systems
Aaron Singleton* BSA Compliance Systems Manager BBVA Compass
Scott Stevens Member Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, LLC
Kelly Todd* President Forensic Strategic Solutions
Cindy Wyatt* Managing Member Insyte CPAs

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